Canada is facing a $4.8 billion North American Free Trade Agreement claim from a company that sought to open the world’s largest medical marijuana facility, teeing up a fight over health authorities’ decision to reject its license application.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. is planning to ask the Ninth Circuit to immediately review a California federal court’s recent refusal to toss claims in its former general counsel’s whistleblower suit alleging he was fired after reporting that company leadership potentially engaged in overseas bribery.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's determination that certain wind towers from China and Vietnam had harmed domestic industry, even though four out of six ITC officials determined that domestic producers hadn’t been substantially harmed by the imports during the period of review.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. urged an Arkansas federal judge Tuesday not to certify a class of investors in a shareholder suit claiming it concealed the extent of the company’s possible bribery of Mexican officials.
In Law360's look at the latest session of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body held Wednesday, Brazil's case against Indonesia's poultry ban hits a speed bump as members continue squabbling over older disputes focused on biotechnology, e-commerce and trademarks.
The Chilean government has voiced support for including issues like e-commerce, investment and competition in the next phase of the World Trade Organization's negotiating effort, pushing back against efforts to keep the talks more narrowly tailored amid persistent delays and stalls.
The newly minted chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee told Law360 on Tuesday that he intends to oversee an in-depth examination of the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership before the controversial pact receives a congressional vote.
Alaska has paid TransCanada Corp. $64.6 million to terminate a contract over a proposed liquefied natural gas project, moving the corporation’s share in the project over to the state, Gov. Bill Walker announced Tuesday.
U.S. authorities said Tuesday they have fined a California technology company and its U.K. subsidiary more than $1.5 million to settle allegations that they knowingly exported Web filtering and other software to Iran, Syria and Sudan, violating anti-terrorism export and sanctions regulations.
Wiley Rein LLP’s Alan Price has helped level the global playing field for clients such as steel titan Nucor by fighting unfair trade practices and leading the way as a trade policy advocate, earning him a spot among Law360’s 2015 International Trade MVPs.
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday overturned a jury’s trebled $22.5 million verdict in a False Claims Act suit against Moving Water Industries Corp. over what constitutes high commissions during a Nigerian purchase backed by federal loans, finding the company can’t violate a standard left vague by the government.
Maritime shippers told a New Jersey federal judge Tuesday that General Motors LLC's argument that it's not covered under a dismissal of multidistrict litigation alleging the shippers schemed to fix prices for transporting vehicles is a just a "ruse" to keep its claims alive.
Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and John McCain of Arizona are calling on the Obama administration to loosen limits on prescription drug imports, a bid to undercut dramatic price increases for niche generics, according to a letter released Monday.
Thompson Coburn LLP urged a Pennsylvania federal court Monday to dismiss claims brought by the Chapter 7 trustee of Valley Forge Composite Technologies Inc., saying its downfall stemmed from the CEO's decision to illegally sell military-grade components to China, not the law firm's actions.
Michigan-based Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corp. has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission seeking an order barring a Canadian company from importing allegedly patent-infringing, Chinese-made chassis parts, according to a notice to be published Wednesday in the Federal Register.
A high-level summit between U.S. and Chinese government officials wrapped up Monday with the two sides touting modest progress on a wide array of bilateral trade issues, including the prevention of trade secret theft and Beijing's extensive security rules governing technology in its banking sector.
Solar provider Sunvalley told the Ninth Circuit on Friday that it intends to appeal a lower court's ruling forcing it to arbitrate in Shanghai a contract dispute with two Chinese solar-cell manufacturers it claimed had waived arbitration.
A coalition of environmental groups asked the D.C. Circuit on Friday to force the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct another, more rigorous environmental study of a $3.8 billion Maryland liquefied natural gas export facility, saying the first study overlooked important consequences.
The Department of Defense moved Friday to clarify the situations when government contracting officers should include in language their solicitations that promotes the use of American-made supplies.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP’s Ivan Schlager secured a spot on Law360’s list of 2015 International Trade MVPs after he ushered in telecommunication deals that are impressive in both scope and size, such as Broadcom’s $37 billion semiconductor transaction and Nokia’s $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Several developments over the past few months caught the eye of Jim Maiwurm, chairman emeritus of Squire Patton Boggs. Try as he might, he could not resist the temptation to comment on a few — such as the expansion of the Dentons “polycentric” empire, a confused verein controversy, and provocative suggestions that the law firm partnership model is a dinosaur.
The Federal Circuit's majority opinion in ClearCorrect seems to provide a sweeping pronouncement regarding U.S. International Trade Commission jurisdiction, but the ITC likely will read the opinion narrowly to simply stand for the proposition that, where the only imported item is digital data that is transferred electronically from outside the U.S., the agency does not have jurisdiction, say Lyle Vander Schaaf and Yashas Honasoge o... (continued)
To address its crumbling infrastructure challenge, the Cuban government has opened the door wide and hung a sign proclaiming: Foreign Investors Welcome. However, existing sanctions and the Helms-Burton Act mean U.S. investors and infrastructure developers will have to wait on the sidelines, say Arti Sangar and Chad Purdie at Diaz Reus & Targ LLP.
The amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure scheduled to take effect Dec. 1 are designed to usher in a new era in the U.S. litigation system, this time acknowledging that what was once known as “e-discovery” is now just discovery. The amendments are sweeping in scope, but none is more important than the revised Rule 37(e), say Gregory Leighton and Eric Choi of Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP.
Over the last 15 months the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has issued five geographic targeting orders aimed at data collection that reach beyond the traditional banking sector into the armored car, common carrier and fashion sectors, says Heather Kabele at Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP.
The process for obtaining foreign-based evidence that is outside the scope of a federal grand jury subpoena may become less complicated to the extent prosecutors condition cooperation credit under the Yates memorandum on the production of information that is housed overseas, including, for example, by a foreign affiliate, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
A growing number of attorneys and firms are eschewing tradition by embracing technology to change not only the way we work, but also the way we organize our offices, says Anthony Johnson, founder and CEO of American Injury Attorney Group.
Over the past 35 years, Joe Kanka has experienced the corporate legal department from many angles, including management positions at a major law firm litigation support center, two legal staffing companies, and inside AT&T and Bell Atlantic. Here, he shares his 13 key business objectives that corporate legal departments must strive for in today’s business environment.
A new spirit of cooperation between the U.S. and Cuba fills the air, but it remains to be seen whether the changes will fulfill the hopes of American agricultural exporters to develop a vibrant food export market in Cuba. The U.S. share of the Cuban food imports has collapsed as a result of the financial restrictions imposed by the embargo and the increased competition from countries that provide export credits to Cuba, says Jose A... (continued)
By refusing to hear the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's conflict minerals rule case en banc, the D.C. Circuit has left the law concerning compelled disclosure in a muddle. This development could pose serious impediments for corporate social responsibility advocates who seek to use compelled disclosures to address a whole host of human rights issues, says professor Celia Taylor of Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.